At long last the mugshot photo has emerged of the UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste’s recent arrest on charges of domestic violence.
Arianny was arrested early on Saturday morning (US time) and spent close to 12 hours in custody before being released on $3,000 bail. Despite this she still managed to show up for the UFC 146: Dos Santos vs Mir event later that night (albeit a little late) and strut her stuff around the Octagon. What a pro!
The Las Vegan Sun published a full report of the arrest detailing Arianny’s swift kick to her (ex?) boyfriend’s nose. For those of you that follow Arianny on Twitter you’ll know that she’s a regular kickboxing class aficionado and can pack a mean kick from her tiny frame. The Las Vegas Sun reported:
A heated argument early Saturday morning in a Wynn hotel room led to the arrest of UFC Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste and her boyfriend, Metro Police said.
Celeste, 26, whose real name is Arianny Lopez, and her boyfriend, 34-year-old Praveen Chandra, each were arrested on a count of battery domestic violence, according to arrest reports released Tuesday.
A Wynn employee heard a crashing sound from a room and saw Lopez come running out of the room shortly after 4:30 a.m., the reports state.
Lopez told police her boyfriend choked her and grabbed her right arm during an argument about text messages, the reports said. Officers noted that Lopez had scratches on her right arm.
Detectives interviewed Chandra who said Lopez kicked him in the nose in a limousine, where the argument started, the reports said.
The argument escalated in the hotel room, at which point Chandra accused Lopez of throwing two vases at him, police said.
Chandra recorded parts of the argument on his cell phone, which showed him following Lopez around the hotel room and demanding to know why she kicked him in the nose, the reports said. Officers noted injuries to Chandra’s nose and scratches to his chest and arm.
“Chandra also continued to laugh at Lopez every time she said how she felt about him,” according to the arrest reports.
Chandra denied ever touching Lopez during the argument and told police he didn’t know how Lopez received cuts on her arms.
Police arrested both Lopez and Chandra and transported them to the Clark County Detention Center. Lopez was seen Saturday night at ringside at MGM Grand Garden Arena during UFC 146.
A hearing for the two in Las Vegas Justice Court is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. Friday.
The two have been dating for seven months, according to the arrest reports.
And the best thing to take away from it all – that’s right UFC fans – Arianny might be single again!!
Mugshots via TMZ